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HonorHealth participates in study to treat colorectal cancer

HonorHealth Research Institute is part of an international effort to create one of the first immunotherapy drug combinations to successfully treat colorectal cancer, the nation’s second leading …

Scottsdale schools prepare for ‘24-25 school year

Teachers haven’t returned to campus yet, but Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) administrators are already planning for the new year. All SUSD schools start on Monday, Aug. 5. …

Forty two arrests made during sex trafficking sting in Scottsdale

Forty two people were arrested during a two-day multi-agency operation targeting human trafficking in Scottsdale. On July 12-13, the Scottsdale Police Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit …

Shops at Gainey Ranch renovates/hosts two new restaurants

The Shops at Gainey Ranch, at 7704 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., has completed renovations on the 30,591 square foot shopping center featuring a new light-colored exterior, black awnings and ironwork and …

City of Scottsdale prepares for accessory dwelling units

The number of short-term rentals could triple in Scottsdale with the passage of House Bill 2720, allowing for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on properties with single family homes. The bill …


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NOAH offers free childcare supplies in Scottsdale office

Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) will provide free diapers, baby wipes, school supplies, wellness kits, food boxes, haircuts, and other essentials at its Community Care Day event, …

Lawsuit to block Scottsdale parks funding ballot measure to be decided by July 19

The attempt to remove the proposed Protect and Preserve sales tax from the Nov. 5 ballot had its day in court July 18 and an answer as to whether it can stay should be clear shortly. Maricopa …

Scottsdale’s ‘Fashion Week 4 Kids’ returns Nov. 16

Fashion Week 4 Kids and Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations announce the ninth annual Fashion Week 4 Kids event to take place on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. …

Chief: Scottsdale Fire fully staffed but still under staffed

Scottsdale Fire Department is 100% staffed but there is still stress on the system, according to Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon. The department currently has 292 sworn firefighters and 29 …

Swimmers should follow ABCs of water safety

The Scottsdale Fire Department asks residents to please practice the ABCs of water safety. The department has responded to 11 water-related incidents so far this year. Sadly, five of those incidents …

Scottsdale looking for feed back on shade and tree plan

Enhance the city’s beauty and sustainability by providing feedback on the Shade & Tree Plan. This plan focuses on urban structured shade and urban forestry to create a cooler, more vibrant …
Patient access

Banner Health opens first Scottsdale primary care facility

In response to a growing need for primary care in Scottsdale, Phoenix-based non-profit health system Banner Medical Group recently opened its first primary care facility in Scottsdale at the …
Back to School

Scottsdale Community Partners continues back to school program

Each year, Scottsdale Community Partners and the city of Scottsdale provide essential school supplies, clothing and more to around 1,000 Scottsdale-based students through the Vista del Camino Center …
Scottsdale Opinions with Civility

Iacovo: Concerning road work on 68th Street

As the former chair of the Transportation Commission, it has been very disturbing to watch what has transpired over the past 18 months, where city street improvements have become a political …

Littlefield: Vote for Dubauskas and Kwasman for council

Councilwoman Kathy Littlefield, Councilman Barry Graham and I are endorsing two new council candidates, Jan Dubauskas and Adam Kwasman, in the upcoming city primary election. Here's why: …

Cooley: Tom Durham deserves to be re-elected

I want to thank the pseudonymous “Scott Dalevoter” for reconfirming who I am voting for in the Scottsdale City Council primary election. Despite their social media scare tactics, …

Smith: Candidates’ words don’t match reality

All three city council incumbents running for reelection (Mayor Ortega and Councilmembers Caputi and Durham) congratulate themselves for keeping taxes low for Scottsdale citizens. Are they …

Goldberg: Real Intelligence (R.I.) starts early

With Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) taking center stage these days, it is important not to forget about Real Intelligence (R.I.). Remember the saying, “You are what you eat?” Now it …
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Nardozzi: Voicing my support for Janeen Connolly

My name is Deborah Nardozzi and I’m the AZ State Representative for Legislative District 8. I know what this job takes, and what qualities a candidate needs to possess to be successful in this …
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Chaparral High School musicians let children play with their instruments at the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s Children’s Learning & Play Festival. (Independent Newsmedia/George Zeliff)

Music education took center stage at Scottsdale festival

Chaparral High School junior Audrey Hofelich and several other high school musicians helped teach kids about different instruments and how to play them at the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s …
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Scottsdale Unified School District to hold job fair

The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) is hosting a job fair on Wednesday, July 17. SUSD is hiring for security, nutrition staff, transportation and more. The job fair will be from 3-6 …
Scottsdale’s Farah Ahamed made the honors list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the spring 2023-24 school year.

Scottsdale’s Farah Ahamed named to dean’s list

Farah Ahamed, of Scottsdale, was named to the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the spring semester of the 2023-2024 academic year. Ahamed is in the new media design program. …
Scottsdale’s Mason Leposavic earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in new media design from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Scottsdale residents earns BFA

Mason Leposavic of Scottsdale graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, New York, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in new media design. Nearly 4,500 degrees were conferred in …
Scottsdale resident Matthew Anderson was named to the dean’s list at University of Mount Union for the spring 2024 semester.

Scottsdale resident named to dean’s list

Matthew Anderson, of Scottsdale, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2024 semester at the Univeristy of Mount Union, in Alliance, Ohio. Anderson was one of 691 students named …
Scottsdale Entertainment
Andrew Patrick Nelson is the new chief curator at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. He will oversee the museum’s exhibitions and collections.

Museum of the West welcomes new chief curator

Andrew Patrick Nelson has been named the new chief curator at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. Nelson brings a n extensive academic and professional background. Nelson …
Gullwing created a secret formula he calls “blue stuff” that coats the model’s face or body, capturing intricate details of the skin including texture and pores.

Scottsdale resident creates personal portrait sculptures

In his Scottsdale studio, Bill Goren of Gullwing Lifecasting creates three-dimensional replicas of living body parts that capture the finest details of the human form. His work will be on …
Scottsdale Parks and Recreation Department is holding a free water safety course from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3.

Scottsdale Parks and Rec. offers free water safety lessons

The City of Scottsdale Parks and Recreation Department is holding a free water safety at Eldorado Aquatic Center, 2301 N. Miller Road, from 4 p.m. to 3 9:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3. Participants can …
Barrett-Jackson returns to Scottsdale for the single-day Future Collector Car Show. The event is Sunday, Oct. 13, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Barrett-Jackson returns to Scottsdale for fall auction

The national leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events returns this fall to show off more than 200 vehicles in its single-day Future Collector Car Show (FCCS) at WestWorld of …
A 1967 Lamborghini Miura won Best of Show post-war in the 2024 Concours

Arizona Concours d’Elegance seeks vehicle entries

The 2025 Arizona Concours d’Elegance is seeking rare, exquisite and historically significant automobiles for entry in the acclaimed show and competition, which returns for the third year to the …
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